If you would like to grow vegetables with your children but don't necessarily have the space or time to devote to a traditional dig, no-dig or raised veggie garden, then the Vegepod could be the answer you have been looking for.
The Vegepod is ideal for preschools or backyards that are short on space: large, sturdy and portable and a perfect child-sized height with a handy canopy that keeps out hungry critters but is light and easy for children to lift by themselves.
Our friendly nurseryman came to set up our first Vegepod, and found himself with lots of willing helpers:
The canopy will not only stop possums from munching on our crops - it also acts as a greenhouse environment with a mist spray watering system:
The watering system is another plus for preschool environments: a timer system means that crops won't perish during school holidays.
I love that it is so child friendly: the kids have been lifting the canopy throughout the day to check on the progress of their crops:
You can read about our first harvest in "cooking with vegetables from our own garden"